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Hey guys I've seen alot of write-ups about catch cans and was wondering with the mods I already have is it really worth it? I'd like to get opinions from people that have one installed on if you really think it makes a difference and what brand would you reccomend?
 

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I thought it was a bunch of hype - especially the improved mpg, but for 120 bucks or so figured it couldn't hurt keeping the crap out of the TB. MPG has gone up some, and it sure is catching crap. About an once for the first 800 miles.
 

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Looking into getting one myself, but I need to be careful....The wife is on to me....LOL....
 

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Looking into getting one myself, but I need to be careful....The wife is on to me....LOL....
Tell her it is not a performance mod but an addition to keep your $50k truck healthy and running as it should. If she asks "then why didn't Ram put one on from the factory?" Beacuse they want you to buy a new one every 3-4 years.

- From a Married Guy who likes to mod vehicles.
 

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I have the B/T catch can on both my 08 Super Bee and 12 Ram. The Ram has to be emptied at about 2800 miles as it is full by then. The Bee I can run for almost 5000 miles before I need to empty.
As far as is it worth it. Well I look at it this way, pay now or pay later in having to clean throttle body and other parts of engine. It is more economical to pay now and not have the need for the other cleanings for many many miles.

Just my opinion.
 

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Oh crap I should not have looked at this thread... now it looks like another mod, I can see the value in it. Although I am wondering on mod like this, if I might run into a warranty issue.
 

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Oh crap I should not have looked at this thread... now it looks like another mod, I can see the value in it. Although I am wondering on mod like this, if I might run into a warranty issue.
What warranty Issue? Your actually catching the crap that is going in there, its not really a modification but filtration.
 

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What warranty Issue? Your actually catching the crap that is going in there, its not really a modification but filtration.
I agree and the concept makes sense to me. In fact I am guessing the only reason a catch can is not included in manufacturer, is the likely hood many owners would not check and drain as needed, thus creating problems. But if an engine related failure were to occur, it would not be out of the realm of possibility the warranty could be voided or the repair not covered by a dealers service department. I suspect it would depend on the individual service department... just a little cautious.
 

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I agree and the concept makes sense to me. In fact I am guessing the only reason a catch can is not included in manufacturer, is the likely hood many owners would not check and drain as needed, thus creating problems. But if an engine related failure were to occur, it would not be out of the realm of possibility the warranty could be voided or the repair not covered by a dealers service department. I suspect it would depend on the individual service department... just a little cautious.

I see your concerns and counter with the following: :gy:

But seriously, to void the warranty they have to show cause and effect, I think they would be hard pressed to prove that a filter, same as on the oil and fuel created harm. The vapor is still circulating through the system, just not dirty. I will find out tomorrow though, going to the Dealer for an oil change so I will just ask. I have a feeling they are going to be more interested in the Air Grabber than the are the can :LOL:
 
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I see your concerns and counter with the following: :gy:

But seriously, to void the warranty they have to show cause and effect, I think they would be hard pressed to prove that a filter, same as on the oil and fuel created harm. The vapor is still circulating through the system, just not dirty. I will find out tomorrow though, going to the Dealer for an oil change so I will just ask. I have a feeling they are going to be more interested in the Air Grabber than the are the can :LOL:
:smileup:I agree entirely and I would hope the dealerships would as well. Before doing so, I plan to ask my dealer.
 
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